A Locally manufactured piece of unknown Issuer, listed by Lowsley and included by Pridmore under Ceylon, without examination.
|Lowsley #9; Pridmore #45|
|Obverse :|| G & D |
Not illustrated in Pridmore, described by Lowsley as a rather a poorly struck copper token of the coffee-picking times, acquired at Colombo. I am unable to identify the firm which issued it. it is rather larger than a farthing and weighs about 96 grains.
There many such locally manufactured tokens of similar fabric and
style with issuer unknown, and some unlisted in Pridmore
* Coins and Tokens of Ceylon, Lieut. Col B. Lowsley, Num. Chron. Sr III Vol. XV, 1895.
* The Coins of British Commonwealth of Nations to the end of the reign of George VI 1952 Part 2 - Asian Territories by F. Pridmore Spink & Son Ltd., 1965.
An Published image is not available.